Does Water Get Harder In Concrete Storage Tanks?


Concrete Water Tanks: Safe For Water Storage?

Most individuals are aware of the concept of a rainwater tank. Still, to give you a more detailed explanation, a water tank is essentially a large container that can be formed of various materials and used to store water. The concrete storage tank has long been used in Australia’s rural areas and is also gaining popularity in the city suburbs. These tanks are pre-cast and may be installed beneath your driveway and in your back and front yards.

Water tanks are made of concrete and are durable because they can withstand extreme pressure or weather damage. These concrete tanks are poured into a seamless mould, and plasticisers are added to give them extra strength and prevent leakage. A well-made concrete water tank can last for decades or more.

When it comes to water purity, the water inside a tank made of concrete is good quality and can get consumed. Because these tanks keep the water cooler than other water tanks, there’s no risk of bacterial growth. Even if they are above ground, light is blocked from penetrating their walls, ensuring that your water remains fresh, potable, and tasty.


Does Concrete Storage Tanks make water harder ?


  • Water’s natural tendency is to seek a neutral pH balance. A concrete tank is the only man-made storage device that will allow this to happen. Water will take some of the minerals from the concrete to neutralise itself, resulting in a slightly alkaline state.
  • An in-ground concrete water tank will maintain the water at the temperature it dropped from the sky. If you live where the rain falls predominantly in the winter, that cold water will stay cool throughout the summer.
  • Light cannot pass through the concrete walls of a concrete structure and into the water, even above ground.
  • It is critical because rainwater collected from the roof picks up all kinds of dust, bacteria, and bugs, and even after being pre-filtered, some always make it through.
  • Water that is alkaline, cold, and away from light will not promote the growth of any bacteria that enters your tank, letting it remain clean and drinkable for years.
  • If you can’t place your tank underground, paint it white or cover it with ivy to keep the sun off it and keep the water chilly.
  • Yes, the leaching of minerals can eventually impair the structure of a concrete tank, but a well-built tank can last a hundred years or more.


Heard of Bega Concrete Storage Tanks? Must Experience Our Service!

For almost three decades, Bega Tanks has been designing and building Concrete Tanks. Our tanks are top-of-the-line and built to last. If you opt for an underground tank, we’ll assist you in selecting the appropriate tank size and location and explain the entire procedure, so you’re fully aware. Our designed tanks are available in sizes ranging from 10,000 to 2,500,000 litres. We have 30 years of experience with water and sewer storage projects, so please don’t hesitate to reach us!


You Must Know –

  • Fire Protection – Water storage is necessary for fire protection and control on all rural properties.
  • Rainwater is a free resource – It’s as though money is raining down from the heavens. So why not collect it and put it to good use?
  • Fresher and cleaner — Unlike municipal water sources, rainwater has not been contaminated by passing across dirty catchment regions and has not been chemically treated.
  • It Smells and Tastes Better – Tea and coffee taste better because there is no chlorine odour. However, algae cannot grow in a covered storage tank that is not exposed to sunlight.
  • Good for the Environment — Reducing your dependency on municipal supplies not only saves you money but also minimises the need for additional dams and storage facilities, as well as stormwater overloads.

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